On January 10, 1957, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was founded.
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Earl G. Graves Sr., the founder of Black Enterprise, is born
On January 9, 1935, Earl G. Graves Sr. was born.
The South African Native National Congress is founded
On January 8, 1912, the South African Native National Congress was founded.
Zora Neale Hurston was born
On January 7, 1891, Zora Neale Hurston was born.
John Singleton is born
On January 6, 1968, John Singleton was born.
George Washington Carver dies
On January 5, 1943, George Washington Carver died.
Charlotte E. Ray dies
On January 4, 1911, Charlotte E. Ray died.
Robert C. Henry becomes the first African American mayor
On January 3, 1966, Robert C. Henry became the first African American mayor.
John Hope Franklin is born
On January 2, 1915, John Hope Franklin was born.
Haiti declares independence from France
On January 1, 1804, Haiti first declared independence after leading a successful revolution starting in 1791.